We are pleased to announce that Norbert Krapf is the winner of a Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award! Krapf has been named the Regional Author Winner and will receive a $7,500 prize. He and the other Indiana Authors Award winners will be honored at a dinner October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library in Indianapolis. Tickets are $75 and are available through the Library Foundation or by sending this order form.
Jasper native, Indianapolis resident, and former Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf was inspired to start writing poetry in 1971 by the poems of Walt Whitman and the songs of Delta blues great Robert Johnson. As poet laureate, Krapf, who has worked with photographers Darryl Jones, David Pierini, and Richard Fields, promoted collaborations and the reunion of poetry and song. He released a CD with jazz pianist-composer Monika Herzig, “Imagine,” and performs poetry and blues with Gordon Bonham, his guitar teacher.
Krapf is now part of a long list of IU Press authors who have won Indiana Authors Awards, including Ray Boomhower, Susan Neville, Scott Russell Sanders, Greg Schwipps, Barbara Shoup, James Alexander Thom, Dan Wakefield, Michael Martone, and James H. Madison.